Public consultation of general conditions for balancing services (T&C FCR, T&C aFRR, T&C mFRR), restoration services (T&C RSP), voltage and reactive power services (T&C VSP), and services related to congestion management (T&C OPA, T&C SA)

Topic

Public consultation of general conditions for balancing services (T&C FCR, T&C aFRR, T&C mFRR), restoration services (T&C RSP), voltage and reactive power services  (T&C VSP), and services related to congestion management (T&C OPA, T&C SA)

Context

Elia organises this official public consultation of market parties on the General Conditions that will be included in the various Terms & Conditions in accordance with the concerned European network code.

The Terms & Conditions (T&C) in which these General Conditions will be included are as follows:

  • For balancing services1 : Terms and conditions for manual frequency restoration service (“T&C mFRR”), automatic frequency restoration service (“T&C aFRR”), and frequency containment reserve service (“T&C FCR”);
  • For restoration services2 : Terms and conditions to act as Restoration Service Provider (“T&C RSP”) ;
  • For voltage and reactive power services3 : Terms and Conditions for voltage and reactive power services (“T&C VSP”);
  • For services related to congestion management4 : Terms and conditions for Outage Planning Agents (“T&C OPA”), and Scheduling Agents (“T&C SA”).

The General conditions include the provisions relating to invoicing, liability, confidentiality, review and dissolution, among other things. Given the nature of these General conditions, it has been decided to keep them the same for all the above-mentioned services. Therefore, one public consultation will be organised for all T&Cs involved.

The Specific Conditions of each Terms and Conditions will be submitted in separate consultations to the market parties in the coming months. The present consultation coincides with the consultation of the Specific conditions of the T&C OPA and the T&C SA . Each consultation will include a clear reference to these General conditions.

1In application of article 18 of the Regulation (EU) 2017/2195 of 23 November 2017 establishing a guideline on electricity balancing

2In application of article 4 of the Regulation (EU) 2017/2196 establishing a network code on electricity emergency and restoration

3In application of article 234 of the Federal Grid Code of 22 april 2019

4In application of articles 46, 49 and 52 of the Regulation (EU) 2017/1485 of 2 August 2017 establishing a guideline on electricity transmission system operation and in application of articles 244 and 246 until 252 of the Federal Grid Code of 22 april 2019

Period

Deze raadpleging, met als doel eventuele opmerkingen van de marktspelers te ontvangen, start maandag 16 september en loopt tot 16 oktober 2019.

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